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Howard-Ray, Celeste Celtic Concerts for all Seasons with the Celeste Ray Trio Music
Celtic Concerts for all Seasons with Celeste Ray Trio Featuring traditional Celtic instruments: bowed psaltery, harmonium, flute and guitar. Celtic Harp is available upon request. The music of the Celts instantly transports the audience to the ancient and mysterious Lands of the Celts. Modern instrumentation enhances the arrangements, making for an accessible truly enjoyable and unique performance. Original compositions by the performers features the 25-stringed Bowed Psaltery are followed by lilting and recognizable folk pieces. A highlight of the entertainment consists of the stories and history of the instruments and the composers. Their lore is enthusiastically conveyed by founding member, Celeste Ray, noted for her ability to inspire her audiences in the musical Celtic Tradition of celebration and singing.
$501- $1000
Stein, Henry Songwriter Hank Stone Literature- Creative Writing,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Hank has been writing songs for over thirty-five years, and after taking a few years off, has been back on the folk music circuit since 2001. He is prepared to speak about the inspiration for his songs, which includes the folk tradition, popular musicians, literary influences, and the life experiences of himself and of others in the community. Song topics touch on nature, romance, grief and loss, creativity, children, poverty and homelessness, politics, and pets.
$101- $200
Connolly, Carol Spooktacular Songs and Stories Literature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Tales ‘n Tunes will treat you to some slightly shivery tales and spooky songs! No trick! Enjoy a performance which includes tales and tunes that will provide a balance of fright and delight for a family audience. This sing-along, clap-along high-participation show, will feature silly spooks and elicit ghostly giggles as the performers give young listeners and their families a witchy brew of Halloween fun.
$201- $350
Clough, Geoff Music History of WW II History,
This is a music history program done in a sing along style. Lyric booklets are available. This program includes songs by Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Harry James, Vaughn Monroe, Kay Kyser and others. Within the program are various stories about the musicians, composers, & the songs themselves. This is an interactive experience. The audience is welcome to share their own stories regarding the WWII time period.
Up to $100
LiMarzi, John BRAHMS - The Putnam Chorale Music
The Putnam Chorale, directed by Douglas Anderson, is pleased to present our winter program, A German Requiem, by Johannes Brahms. This piece is a large-scale work for chorus, orchestra, and a soprano and a baritone soloist. Composed between 1865 and 1868, this Requiem in the German language is thought to be a tribute to Brahms's mother who died in February 1865. Brahms assembled the libretto himself. In contrast to the traditional Roman Catholic Requiem Mass, which employs a standardized text in Latin, the text is derived from the German Luther Bible. Although the subject, being a Requiem, is grim, the MUSIC IS BEAUTIFUL and will surely delight any listener. Join us on Sunday December 2, 2012 at 3 pm at the Temple Beth Elohim, 31 Mt. Ebo Rd, North, Brewster, NY.$15, $12 Sr. and Student; Under 12 FREE. You can find more information on our website,, or by telephone at 845-279-7265.
Up to $100
Davis, Lydia Adams One Earth So Green and Round - Songs of Nature Music,
Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
One Earth So Green and Round - Songs of Nature Lydia Adams Davis is an Arts in Education Specialist , composer/guitarist and recording artist dedicated to environmental education. Lydia presents wild animal puppets and integrates science with humor and song. An acoustic band is available as well. Sound clips for all tracks can be heard at the album's website: Davis also offers literature-based storybook songs and historical programs.
$351- $500
Yacovella, Joanne Get Creative with Mother Goose Music,
Performing Arts- Dance,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Join Mother Goose and her puppet friends as they tap into children's innate creative abilities. In a fun-filled atmosphere children put their own spin on the familar Nursery Rhymes and simple tunes.
$201- $350
Hall, Rebecca Hungrytown in Concert Music
'Musically, Hungrytown is a rare breed. In this age of fusion, [Rebecca] Hall and [Ken] Anderson prefer to reverse-engineer modern folk. . .writing brand-new ballads that sound straight out of the '30s. Standing face to face, so close that their guitars almost touch, they sing into the same mic, evoking scenes from the glory days of the Grand Ole Opry.' Justin Shatwell - Yankee Magazine (November/December 2008) Hall & Anderson have created a program specifically tailored to libraries and their patrons. Unique to this presentation is a focus on the Appalachian and Celtic roots of their songwriting, with the performance of traditional songs relevant to the development of their style. Instrumentaion consists of guitar, bass and harmonica.
$501- $1000
Sonny and Perley, Sonny and Perley Fascinatin Rhythms History,
Performing Arts- Other
Fascinatin Rhythms- The Music Gershwin and Ellington This Live performance of concert vocalist Perley Rousseau, pianist Sonny Daye along with a guest bassist is filled with warmth and humor and highlights the music of great American composers George and Ira Gershwin, and Duke Ellington...Includes stories about the music and the composers and includes favorites such as: Fascinatin Rhythm, I’ve Got a Crush on You, They Can’t Take That Away from Me, Our Love is Here to Stay, Summertime, Take the A Train, Satin Doll, Mood Indigo, I’m Beginning to See the Light, and many others.
$351- $500
Montgomery, Luke Kids Rock U's Music for Aardvarks class Music
My name is Luke Montgomery, and I am the director of Kids Rock U! I play Music for Aardvarks, a fun, funny, and funky kids music class for ages 0-5. Come sing, dance, laugh, jam on a multitude of instruments, and basically have a BLAST for 45 minutes. The music is hip and modern and has been featured on Nick Jr and other children's channels. Come join in on the fun! Let's rock!
$201- $350
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